Who’s the Boss? Power dynamics in characters and plot.
This class explores the power structures that make characters come alive and plot nail-bitingly tense.
Mentor texts will show how power dynamics are explored in familiar pieces of literature, and how writers can translate this to their own work.
Tracey Baptiste is a New York Times bestselling author of books for children, most notably the Jumbies series. She teaches Writing for Young People at Lesley University and runs the editorial company Fairy Godauthor. No, she does not sleep. How do you think she gets all that work done?
This is a limited-attendance, three-hour intensive workshop.
This workshop will take place online on the Zoom platform, 1 to 4 pm (CST) on Saturday, Dec. 5. You will receive the Zoom link in an email the day before the event.
Registration for this event is $30 for SCBWI members and $75 for those who are not yet members. For information on SCBWI membership, click here.
EQUITY AND INCLUSION SCHOLARSHIP
To affirm the need for increased representation in every facet of the children’s and YA book industry, Austin SCBWI is offering two full scholarship slots with critique by Tracey Baptiste to writers who identify as part of a community that has been traditionally marginalized by the publishing industry. This includes, but is not limited to: race/ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship, veteran status, and religion. This scholarship is open to members and non-members in Texas.
Scholarship Submission Instructions
Prepare one (1) Word document that includes the following:
* Brief cover letter answering these questions (there are no right or wrong answers; we just want to get to know you and your goals):
1. Tell us about you. What’s your current job or life situation? Have you attended an SCBWI event before?
2. Why do you want a career in children’s literature?
3. What are your career goals?
4. What does writing mean to you?
5. What do you hope to get out of this scholarship?
* One writing sample of a children’s literature novel up to three (3) pages. This should be formatted with standard formatting rules.
Name the file with your name plus NOVEL (e.g.: HarryPotter-NOVEL)
Applications should be emailed to ascbwi-rascholarship @ outlook.com (remove the spaces around the @). Make the subject line: ASCBWI Novel Workshop Scholarship Application.
Scholarship Application deadline is Nov. 8, 2020.
If you are hearing impaired and need a sign language interpreter for this event, please register then email Regional Advisor Samantha M Clark at email@example.com with your request. Please note that we will need a week’s notice.